Favorite Entrance Themes

SUPER LEATHER

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mp0ZISBYidI

Ricky Steamboat's original entrance theme in the WWF never fails to give me goosebumps. I'll never forget "Sirius" hitting the speakers at WrestleMania III; it was perfect for the atmosphere. Totally epic. You knew that it was time for the Dragon to breathe wrestling fire and gain his revenge by wresting the Intercontinental title from Savage's grasp.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFeCRMtUJkI

This one always makes me smile because it means that Stan Hansen is about to charge down the aisle, whack a few people with his bullrope on the way, and destroy some poor sap with a Lariat. Stan Hansen is pro wrestling, you motherfuckers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-W2Cjh_NfY

I had this as my ring tone for months after Piper died because it was always my favorite of his entrance themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlXKNT4ek2I

Jushin Liger's theme always comes to mind when I think about NJPW and the song itself evokes visions of Liger striding down an impossibly long rampway in a giant arena.
 

vivisectvi

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Razor Ramon's theme. Hands down. Nothing is better. NOTHING.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lnrc_DQrPqc
 

Laz

0101100101
Dub, if you really think nothing is better, then I got two words for ya!!

https://youtu.be/GQnu9fy45zc
 

Damaramu

Integral Poster
Suzuki
Tanahashi (both versions)
Okada
Kushida
Naito
Cody

Are all themes that get me pumped up.

As a matter of fact Naito's theme is my ringtone and Okada's is on my work cell.
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Čœrêÿ Łåżárüß said:
Dub, if you really think nothing is better, then I got two words for ya!!

https://youtu.be/GQnu9fy45zc

That's a close third.. the second being..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLoT1Yl_YHY
 

Master Thrasher

Seven Time Tetris 99 Champ!
In no particular order:
Nakamura's WWE Theme
Undertaker's 96-98 Theme
Brian Pillman's WWF Theme
Bobby Roode's Glorious Theme
DDP's Smell Like Teen Spirit Rip Off Theme
Jericho's Evenflow Rip Off Theme
Real American
 

Big Beard Booty Daddy

Canadian Destroyer213
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IT-_JdwFlE

There are a bunch that I love, but right now I'm obsessed with this one. It's my Facebook notification on my phone. I also love 3K, but this one is just great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FC9fFhVUq4
 

SUPER LEATHER

Integral Poster
I'd also like to give a special shout out to ECW and their knack for taking songs that I hate and making me appreciate how much they fit individual wrestlers. See: "Enter Sandman," "Walk," "Man in the Box," etc.
 

Damaramu

Integral Poster
Probably not his style of music.

My guitar teacher taught me the tab for KUSHIDA's theme. It's pretty fun to play.
 

SUPER LEATHER

Integral Poster
Hahaha, I like metal enough but not anything Metallica did post-Cliff Burton and I can't stand Pantera at all. Alice in Chains is DEFINITELY not my thing. Give me Judas Priest over all of those bands if I'm going to listen to metal.
 

Laz

0101100101
So here's the kicker, what's your take on "Perfect Strangers," which is my dark horse pick for favorite ECW theme?
 

SUPER LEATHER

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Oh, Shane Douglas' theme? Works for me. I don't have an opinion on later Deep Purple though, if that's what you're asking.

I feel that I should clarify that although I do not like those songs on their own and wouldn't listen to them myself, I do actually enjoy them as entrance music. Wrestling uses a whole lot of songs that sound good with the presentation, but I wouldn't listen to them in daily life or anything.
 

Laz

0101100101
It works the other way, too. I love Jerry Lynn and we share a lot of favorite bands, but none of his entrance music has been memorable.
 

SUPER LEATHER

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Another special shout out, this time to the WWF in the '80s for their wacky use of '80s pop hits for their TV. Axel Foley's theme from Beverly Hills Cop for the pre-commercial bumper theme? Yes. Frankie Goes to Hollywood as the SNME intro? Hell yeah. "Take Me Home" as the SNME outro was perfect. That was another thing I liked about ECW - their use of relatively current music (whether or not I actually liked the songs didn't matter) and then using songs like "One Step Beyond" by Madness for some of their house show ads.

I was stoked when I found out Jerry Lynn was a GWAR fan. Hell-O! was one of my favorite albums as a kid. Proud owner of the original LP on Shimmy Disc over here.

CM Punk should have gotten the guys from Sick of It All to write an extended version of their "Clobberin' Time" intro for his entrance, although "Cult of Personality" worked out just fine.
 

HarleyQuinn

Laugh This Off... Puddin'!
Staff member
Always a sucker for Goldust's 2nd Theme (all about that glorious bombasticness)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKNS5nZFI4Q
 

Andrew

muzzington
Super Leather said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ysw2M3SSC50

Undertaker's faux-black metal theme was awesome and perfect for the time.

This is one of the most epic themes ever for me. 0:50 to 1:02 is perfect.
 

SUPER LEATHER

Integral Poster
True story: I got into Black Sabbath as a little kid because the Road Warriors came out to "Iron Man." Being a wrestling fan has affected my life for the better in so many ways.
 

Laz

0101100101
That's cool. I've said a few times that I got into death metal because Jerry Lynn praised Nile and Dying Fetus in a WOW interview.
 

Winter Epicland

Epic Reine
I actually have ECW to thank for getting me into a lot of bands. Hell, Rob Zombie's promo that he recorded for the company circa '98ish was the first time I ever saw him. I asked my brother "who's the weird guy with the beard?". Him, being a huge White Zombie fan, laughed at my ignorance.
 

cran da maniac

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Are we seriously forgetting the greatest theme of all time?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sDMt19MkRk


Joking aside, I always felt this was an underrated theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIrA3boAtbk
 
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